Bedwetting or nocturnal enuresis is defined as wetting of the bed while asleep in children over the age of four. Nighttime and daytime wetting can impact both you and your child’s life. Without proper treatment, your child’s self-esteem could be affected as well as your wallet.
Many parents complete daytime potty training with no problems, however nighttime potty training differs. Let’s face it—products such as bedwetting diapers, pull ups and medicines can be expensive over a period of time. These products may help your child sleep dry at night, but does not motivate them to want to stop wetting the bed. What you need is a long-term solution that not only helps you save time and money, but more importantly helps your child achieve dryness and enjoy a normal childhood.
Purchasing a bedwetting alarm might offer you that long-term, permanent solution. It is a onetime investment that may cost you anywhere between 50 to 100 dollars. Run a quick search and you will find many bedwetting alarms out there. But broadly, they can be divided into wearable bedwetting alarm and bedside bedwetting alarm.
Each of these alarms offers different features, but they all work on the principle of ‘behavior modification.’ These alarms use a moisture sensitive sensor that detects urine and triggers the alarm to wake up the user. Over period of time, these alarms train users to wake up before the alarm and learn to stay dry because it conditions your child’s brain to recognize bladder signals.
Since these alarms can help your child overcome bed-wetting, they prove more cost-effective in the longer run. The cost of diapers and the cost of laundry also goes up because bed sheets, clothing, and comforters may need to be washed daily for good hygiene purposes. You may also consider using waterproof mattress pads (protective bedding) to prevent your sheets and mattress from any urine leaks, while your child learns to respond to the alarm. These waterproof mattress pads not only protect your sheets and mattress, but help you save time and money on laundry.
It is a good idea to look for pre-designed bedwetting kits that combine bedwetting alarm treatment system and protective waterproof mattress pads or much needed accessory in one pack. In most cases, these kits are more economical as compared to buying individual items, and also offer you the best product combinations.